We are really proud to present the Swedish photographer Maja Flink. Maja is very dedicated to portraits and has portrayed celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon. As something special we asked Maja to make three portraits of objects for Stilleben.
“My love for photography started with my grandfather´s photo albums. He was a keen amateur photographer always photographing his family. In my grandparent´s house there was a shelf with all his photo albums. They had numbers on them and stood chronologically. You could follow my family history from before my mother was born and every time we visited grandma and grandpa I looked through those albums.”
Each photography is made in 50 copies. Bowl is part of her book which you can read about below, while the two other portraits of objects are made especially for Stilleben:
“I chose two objects that represent both the past and the present in my personal life. I associate the tool and the letter with words versus action, dreams versus reality.”
The body remembers pain: We also got a hold on Majas’ first book FU in which you will find portraits of her ex boyfriends, girlfriends and family – and herself. The book is built up around an accident she had on her bike in 2003. You will also find pictures from the accident. As it says in the book: “They said that the body can remember pain.”
For You – Fuck You: The title FU has a double meaning; For You and Fuck You – referring to her different relationships and personal experiences – from her mother to her ex boyfriends and the accident on her bike.
10 copies left: The book is published in 100 copies and we are selling the last 10. On the book cover you will find a self-portrait of Maja and in the book you will also find one of Maja´s first portraits; herself surrounded by her mother and grandmother – three generations in one portrait.